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Drugs & Alcohol in the Workplace Conference (42755860)

A one day conference that discusses Australia's Drugs & Alcohol in the Workplace laws.


Employee drug and alcohol abuse can be an expensive and complex problem for employers and colleagues alike.

The negative impacts of workplace drug and alcohol abuse can range from lost productivity and absenteeism through to injuries and legal ramifications.

The National Drug Strategy Household Survey in 2013 of people aged 14 years and over revealed:

  • 3.5% of the workforce had a day off work due to the consumption of alcohol
  • 2.5% of workforce reported going to work under the influence of illicit drugs
  • Around 5% of all Australian workplace deaths, and 11% of workplace injuries, involve alcohol.

The Thomson Reuters Drugs & Alcohol in the Workplace Conference series is taking place in Melbourne and Sydney on 24 & 25 February 2021. The conference will cover the evolving legal justifications for drug and alcohol management, how to provide a safe work environment and best practices in preventive strategies.

The conference balances legal and practical viewpoints and aims to provide attendees with pragmatic advice on a range of issues such as:

  • The impact of drugs and alcohol on the workplace
  • WHS & Employment Laws and policies in relation to drugs and alcohol in the workforce
  • Developing a drug and alcohol workplace policy
  • Contentious issues in drugs and alcohol testing
  • After hours work functions and drugs and alcohol
  • Disciplinary options including dismissal and the risk of adverse actions
  • Fit for work, rehabilitation and managing addiction in the workplace
  • Legal and prescribed drug use in the workplace

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference.

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